Coding & Clinical Documentation Institute
February 24, 2018
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM ET
Robust coding and CDI programs play a vital role towards the overall success of a facility’s revenue cycle process (both internal and outpatient). CDI programs facilitate the correct representation of a patient’s clinic status which is then translated into accurate coded data. A strong collaborative relationship between coding and CDI is paramount to achieve desired revenue cycle goals and outcomes.
FHIMA believes in the importance of this relationship and will be hosting a one-day Coding and CDI Institute. Please join us for this meeting in sunny Orlando, FL that will bring together the hottest topics and latest trends in coding and CDI today. Industry experts and all-day breakout sessions makes this THE meeting you don’t want to miss.
Up to 7 AHIMA CEU’s offered at this event.
Cortnie R. Simmons, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, PMP
|8:30-9:30||Coding and CDI Institute Keynote Address
Bonnie Cassidy, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, FHIMSS
|9:30-10:30||ICD-10-PCS: Discovering the Power of the Groups and
Other Lesser-Known Details
Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA
|11:00-12:00||A Journey to Improvement |
in Quality Outcomes
via Provider Engagement
Diane M. Lerch, RHIA, CHPS,
CCS, CHC, HTS-TR-PW
Cheryl Manchenton, RN, BSN,
Education to Reduce Recovery
Dr. Trey La Charite', MD, FACP,
SFHM, CCS, CCDS
|1:00-2:00||Tackling the Hard |
Questions in ICD-10-PCS:
The Most Challenging Root
Operation Decisions Made
Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA,
|Optimal Steps in
Obtaining a Working DRG
and Resolving Mismatches
Peggy Meli, PhD, RHIA, CHC,
Meshawn Foster, MJ, RHIT
|2:00-3:00||Interventional Radiology |
Stacie Buck, RHIA, CCS-P,
RCC, CIRCC, AAPC Fellow
|CDI: Data Analytics to
Mario A. Perez, III, RHIA, CDIP, CCS,
|3:30-4:30|| Everything You Need to Know |
About HCC Coding
|How to Talk to Doctors
Dr. Howard Rodenberg
|4:30-5:30||The Elephant in the Room: Issues Surrounding Clinical Indicators
Kathy DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Cortnie R. Simmons, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, PMP, FHIMA President
Bonnie S. Cassidy, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, FHIMSS
Bonnie Cassidy is a leading Health Information Management executive advisor, focusing her efforts on advancing Clinical Documentation Integrity, Risk Adjusted Reimbursement and Health Information Governance. Cassidy was the 2011 President of AHIMA/Chair of the AHIMA Board of Directors, and the 2015 Chair of the Board of Directors for The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). Bonnie is a Fellow of AHIMA, an AHIMA Academy ICD-10-CM/PCS Certificate Holder & ICD-10 Ambassador, is a Fellow of HIMSS and an advanced member of HFMA. Cassidy was honored to be the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Member Triumph Award from AHIMA and the 2015 Distinguished Member Award from the Georgia Health Information Management Association. She is also a recipient of the Distinguished Member Award from the Ohio Health Information Management Association. Bonnie Cassidy has served as an executive with nThrive, Nuance, QuadraMed, North Highland, CCHIT, Price Waterhouse, Ernst & Young, and was an HIM Administrator at two major teaching hospitals including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Dr. Trey La Charite
For the last 10 years, Trey La Charité has served as the Medical Director for Clinical Documentation Integrity and Coding at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. His responsibilities include provider documentation education, recovery auditor response, hospital compliance, utilization review, and case management. He is a former member of the ACDIS advisory board and is a co-instructor for the two-day physician advisor pre-conference given prior to the annual ACDIS conference. He is a hospitalist and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine where he teaches when attending on the residency program’s general inpatient medicine rotations. He has previously served as the Medical Director for UTMC’s outpatient CDI initiative and as the Medical Director for UTMC’s Clinical Integration Program.
Kathryn DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Kathy is the Manager, HIM Consulting Services for United Audit Systems, Inc. based in Cincinnati, OH. Kathryn has more than 20 years of experience within the Health Information Management including serving as the Senior Director, HIM Practice Excellence, Coding and Reimbursement for AHIMA from 2008 to 2014 prior to joining UASI in March of 2014. Kathryn was one of the primary ICD-10-CM/PCS content developers and instructors for the AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Academy. She has been involved with the development of documentation and query guidelines as well as multiple other documentation and coding topics. Kathryn has presented numerous seminars and educational sessions on coding and health information management (HIM)-related topics.
Kim Felix, RHIA, CCS, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer BIO
Over 25 years of HIM coding experience including coder, auditor, and manager at various University and Community Hospitals. Project manager for Big Four RADV audit and ICD-10 conversion for analytics software. Education experience includes adjunct faculty at Gwynedd-Mercy College, Pierce College, Thomas Jefferson University and Study Mentor at Western Governors University. Designed ICD-10 training program and trained 100+ coders. Created lesson plans for Coder Instructor Resource Guide for Elsevier Publishing. Developed questions for CCA Exam Review for Northstar Learning (Archipelago). Editor for Comprehensive Health Insurance Workbook for Pearson Publishing. Assisted AHIMA with CCS question writing and developed CCS Preparatory Workshop. Published articles in HFMA’s Revenue Cycle Strategist and For The Record. Member and Presenter for various national and local association conferences.
Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Lynn Kuehn is a health care consultant with over thirty-five years of experience in areas including coding and reimbursement systems and data quality reviews. Ms. Kuehn has authored multiple books for AHIMA, including ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach 2018 and Procedural Coding and Reimbursement for Physician Services. She is also the developer of the popular seminar series “Advanced ICD-10-PCS Skills Workshop” and has authored online coding courses for Libman Education. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator, a Certified Coding Specialist for Physicians and a Fellow of AHIMA.
Cheryl M. Manchenton, RN, BSN, CCDS
Cheryl is a Senior Inpatient Consultant/Project Manager with 3M Health Information Systems, overseeing Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) programs. She specializes in workflow design program management and quality metrics and performance. She is responsible for the 3M quality services and quality services training materials and contributor to For The Record and Inpatient Insights, and has been a featured speaker for AHIMA, ACDIS and HFMA. She is host of the 3M CDI Management Roundtable. She has more than 27 years of diverse experience including policy and procedure development; ethics oversight; staff training; education and clinical development; performance improvement and quality initiatives development; and documentation Improvement related to ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS coding. Cheryl’s clinical experience includes: GI/GU; ICU experience in solid organ transplant, ENT, thoracic, vascular, cardiac, neurosurgical, and over 15 years’ experience in cardiovascular surgical care including VADs and transplant. Prior to joining 3M, Cheryl was manager of Cardiac/Medical ICU and Cardiovascular ICU/Stepdown at a Level II 740+ bed hospital.
Diane is the Director of Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement for Tampa General Hospital. She serves as the subject matter expert for the organization on hospital coding and clinical documentation improvement. She has a diverse background with over 25 years’ experience in the HIM profession including hospital and physician based coding, regulatory compliance and clinical documentation improvement. Diane has been a former FHIMA Board Member, GCHIMA Past President and participated in multiple AHIMA special committees and projects. She is an active member with AHIMA, FHIMA, HCCA, and HFMA.
Peggy Meli, PhD, RHIA, CHC, LHRM
Peggy Meli is a Senior Health Information Management (HIM) consulting manager with 25+ years of healthcare system consulting, professional physician and HIM coding and operations management experience. She has a proven track record of coordinating with multi-functional teams to strengthen revenue cycle financial performance. She also has substantial experience executing effective project solutions for HIM/physician professional services, compliance, training, and technology projects. With a demonstrated ability to manage difficult situations and solve complex business process issues from executive leadership to the operational level, Peggy is a recognized HIM Operations leading consultant, performance improvement expert, international conference presenter and thought leader. Some of Dr. Meli’s engagement highlights include clinical documentation improvement strategy, transformation, and monitoring, HIM Interim Management, ICD-10 implementation, charge capture review, clinical coding review and process improvement.
Mario A Perez, III, RHIA, CDIP, CCS-P, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Mr. Perez, Director CDI Outcomes Management for Nuance Communications, Inc. has extensive experience in the Health Information Management (HIM) Industry. Mr. Perez provides administrative oversight for client documentation improvement health informatics and analytic outcomes with focus on operational efficiency, clinical documentation improvement strategies and coding regulatory compliance within healthcare enterprises. Mr. Perez oversees and is responsible for consultants providing client services and client success. He is active in AHIMA, FHIMA, SFHIMA and as an industry expert has developed a role as a sought-after public speaker.
- Member of the American, Florida and South Florida Health Information Management Associations.
- Past president of SFHIMA & FHIMA
- Served on a multitude of committees at the National, State and Regional level.
- Two recognition awards from FHIMA; Outstanding Professional Award for 2000 and distinguished Member Award for 2003.
- Published articles in Association newsletters and professional journals (AHIMA)
- Contributing author on dissertation for Doctor of Health Administration
- Nationally recognized speaker, presenting at local, state and national organizations: Health Information Management Associations, Healthcare Financial Management Association and Clinical Documentation Improvement Associations.
Early Registration (payment must be received prior to 1/31/2018)
- AHIMA/FHIMA Member – $189
- FLACDIS Member – $189
- Non-Member – $229
Late Registration Pricing (payment received after 1/31/2018)
- AHIMA/FHIMA Member – $229
- FLACDIS Member – $229
- Non-Member – $269
Renaissance Orlando at Sea World
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
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